Hiring a Probate Lawyer? Avoid these Common Executor Mistakes

Don’t make the mistake of hiring a probate lawyer based on a low hourly rate.

Often, an experienced estate specialist is more efficient and familiar with your special circumstances.

If you hire an inexperienced probate lawyer, you may find that they are less efficient. You end up paying for them to learn what a specialist may already know.

If you are the executor, you want advice to deal with your executor duties. You do not want any painful surprises when the time comes to close the estate.

Typically, closing an estate can take place, 1 to 2 years after probate is obtained. By then you may regret the decision you made in hiring a lawyer because you did not get proper advice.

You must learn your legal obligations towards:

•    beneficiaries
•    creditors
•    how to obtain income tax clearances

Lawyers who have estate planning experience may not have any experience in administering an estate.

You want a lawyer you can trust. You need a probate lawyer who can walk you through the steps of opening and closing an estate.

Want to learn about your executor duties?

Sign up for my live Executor Workshop, called, “Suddenly You’re an Executor…Now What?

It’s designed to help you understand your responsibilities handling an estate. Learn what you need to do from start to finish.

Find out all of this in a 60-minute online webinar. You will get the benefit my experience as an estate specialist.

You’ll learn:

•    The executor mantra to keep you focused
•    The circle of 5 responsibilities and executor has
•    The list of duties you must perform
•    The 3 steps every executor must follow

Sign up for the Executor Workshop now. Space is limited.

Once you register, you’ll receive a downloadable study guide. It’s a PDF called, Executor Mantra – The Missing Handbook. You will want to review this before the webinar so you will be able to ask questions.